- The bag was beginning to lose its resistance, and so the box was a little warped where the damp had seeped through.
- Celluloid had some of the same disadvantages of tortoise shell: it had to be shaped by hand; it could be warped in heat, and so on.
- When it touched the feet of any demon, its body began to warp, twist into odd shapes, and then after a few moments it exploded, sending bloody chunks of flesh in all directions.
- It seems they have a strangely warped sense of what they think is funny as well.
- Well, you know, John has a very warped sense of humor, and we're old buddies.
- Something amusing I thought of this morning though - I dare say other people have the same warped sense of humour I do and thought of it as well.
- Everybody sees through their warp, through their bias, through their pretensions, through their needs all of that.
- Its benefits included intergalactic space travel at warp speed.
- My nan had one of those salad spinners, which sent leaves hurtling through space at warp speed and produced enough water to irrigate a smallholding.
- Those are in normal space not warp space engines.
- It would be a cunning weave - the warp and the weft so utterly tangled that the thugs set loose on the streets would flail themselves.
- Such is his passion for the warp and weft, weave and print, and all things textile, that designer Mukesh is a veritable encyclopaedia of the rich and varied textile traditions of India.
- The jali normally worked by tearing apart the warp and weft threads of the cloth and by preparing minute button hole stitches.
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- A low moisture content translates into a material that is very stable after installation - no warpage or excessive movement - and one that promotes excellent paint adhesion.
- This warpage can be removed by gentle heating (usually with steam from a kettle or similar) and carefully bent back to straightness.
- Although the wood is sealed, water or even excessive dampness may cause warpage or discoloration of the slats.
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- June's friend retired from Harris Plant as a cloth warper.
- Mr Clark, now 73, worked as a plumber and Mrs Clark, 69, as a warper at a textiles firm.
- Ellen Conroy (probably their daughter) - a silk warper who died at the age of 35 in 1863.
Old English weorpan (verb), wearp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch werpen and German werfen 'to throw'. Early verb senses included 'throw', 'fling open', and 'hit (with a missile)'; the sense 'bend' dates from late Middle English. The noun was originally a term in weaving (sense 2 of the noun).
This is from a Germanic source with a basic sense of ‘to throw, twist’. Early verb senses included ‘throw’, ‘fling open’, and ‘hit (with a missile)’; the sense ‘bend’ dates from late Middle English. The noun was originally a term in weaving, reflecting the way threads go backwards and forwards.
Words that rhyme with warpdorp, gawp, scaup, scorp, Thorpe, whaup, yawp
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